U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Reinstating Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (R.) stands before U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing in federal court in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the U.S. Justice Department’s bid to reinstate Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

The department’s appeal, filed before President Donald Trump left office in January, challenged a lower court’s decision ordering a new trial over the sentence Tsarnaev should receive for the death penalty-eligible crimes for which he was convicted.